Category Archives: UW Law School

UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series

A new issue of the SSRN UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series was released yesterday. Articles include:

  • “Renegotiations and Settlements: Dr. Pangloss’ Notes on the Margins of David Campbell’s Papers” by STEWART MACAULAY
  • “Constitution-Making, Democracy and the Civilizing of Unreconcilable Conflict: What Might We Learn from the South African Miracle?” by HEINZ KLUG
  • “New Governance & Legal Regulation: Complementarity, Rivalry, and Transformation” by DAVID M. TRUBEK and LOUISE G. TRUBEK
  • “The Transformation of Statutes into Constitutional Law: How Early Post Office Policy Shaped Modern First Amendment Doctrine” by ANUJ C. DESAI
  • “Hard Law & Soft Law in International Taxation” by ALLISON CHRISTIANS
  • “Freedom to Provide Health Care Services within the EU: An Opportunity for a Transformative Directive” by LOUISE G. TRUBEK and TAMARA K. HERVEY (University of Sheffield – Faculty of Law)

UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series – New Content

The latest edition of the UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series is now available via the Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN) – Vol. 3, No. 1: March 16, 2007
Table of Contents:
“The Business of State Supreme Courts, Revisited”
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Department of Accounting and Information Systems
Rice University – Department of Political Science
Michigan State University – Department of Political Science
University of Texas at Arlington
“Monopolists Without Borders: The Institutional Challenge of International Antitrust in a Global Gilded Age”
University of Wisconsin Law School
“Can the President Read Your Mail? A Legal Analysis”
University of Wisconsin – Law School
“Interpreting the Qur’an and the Constitution: Similarities in the Use of Text, Tradition, and Reason in Islamic and American Jurisprudence”
University of Wisconsin – Law School
“Contracts as Organizations”
University of Wisconsin Law School
Brigham Young University – Department of Sociology

Articles by UW Law Profs Macaulay and Galanter Considered Top Works in American Legal Thought

The Wisconsin Law Journal has a nice article on UW Law profs, Stewart Macaulay and Marc Galanter, who each had an article included in the “The Canon of American Legal Thought,” an anthology looking at the top 20 works in American legal thought since 1890.
From the article:

Macaulay’s contribution was his 1963 article, “Non-Contractual Relations in Business,” and Galanter’s contribution was the 1974 essay, “Why the Haves Come out Ahead: Speculations on the Limits of Legal Change.”
“We selected what we thought were the deepest and most influential essays,” said Fisher, who is a professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. “The articles by Macaulay and Galanter — both of them crucial in launching the ‘Law and Society’ movement — easily fit those criteria.”

Thanks to Bill Ebbott for the tip.

New UW Madison Campus Map – The Best Online Map I’ve Ever Seen

If you need to visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus but could you a little help navigating your way, check out the new, interactive Campus Map.
This is the best online map I’ve ever seen. You can click and drag to see other parts of the map, zoom in or out, measure distance, and mouse over any building, parking lot or bus stop to get detailed info. Click on the “aerial” button at the top left to change the view to an aerial satellite image.
Do a search for “Law Library” and see it for yourself. It will zoom you to the Law School building, link you to details about the building and its departments. Click on the blue bus icon on the corner of Park and University to see which buses stop there (including the free ones). In the bus stop window, click on the route number to have the whole route displayed on the map.

View of Bascom Hall, 1907

There are a lot of interesting images in the University of Wisconsin Collection from the UWDC. Here is a view of Bascom Hill circa 1907. Note the old law school building half way up on the left. For a larger view, see the original from the UWDC collection (link removed – see below).
A larger photo of the old law school building (built in 1893) hangs in the Law Library on the wall leading into the Quarles and Brady Reading Room.
Update: It appears that the link to the image from the UWDC doesn’t work because I believe that the url was tied to my session. You can still see it if you do a search of the WI Collection search page and search on the term “photogravure” (What is a photogravure?)